Indonesia's early tsunami warning buoys down when big quake hit

Mar 3, 2016

Indonesia's early tsunami warning buoys down when big quake hit

All 22 of the early-warning buoys Indonesia that were deployed after the 2004 tsunami disaster were inoperable when a massive undersea earthquake struck off the country’s coast on Wednesday, a national disaster mitigation agency official said. The magnitude-7.8 quake did not trigger a tsunami, ...

Mar 3, 2016

Massive 7.9 magnitude quake strikes Sumatra's west coast

A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, and there were early reports of deaths. A tsunami alert was called off, TV said. ...

Nov 9, 2015

Topping M6, twin temblors shake Sumatra: USGS

Two powerful quakes struck Indonesia’s Sumatra on Sunday, U.S. seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. An initial 6.1-magnitude undersea tremor struck at a depth of 75 km (47 miles) in the afternoon, ...

Aug 5, 2014

Japan, Indonesia to cooperate on gas reactor development

The government-funded Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it has reached an agreement with the Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency to cooperate in the research and development of high-temperature gas reactors. Indonesia aims to begin operation of such next-generation nuclear reactors, known to have ...

Indonesia seeing a new corporate colonialism

Jun 1, 2013

Indonesia seeing a new corporate colonialism

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Land conflicts between farmers and plantation owners, mining companies and developers have raged across Indonesia as local and multinational firms have been encouraged to seize and then deforest customary land — land owned by indigenous people and administered in accordance with their customs. More ...